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Model Technical and Interest => Aprilia, Ardennes and Ardea => Topic started by: Sliding Pillar on 21 May, 2011, 07:38:22 PM



Title: Aprilia 75 Goodwood
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 21 May, 2011, 07:38:22 PM
Congratulations to Ben Courage for organising todays Aprilia gathering at Goodwood alongside the track day.
There were 20 Aprilias there including a couple of Pinin Farina Cars and a Ghia Spider.


Title: Re: Aprilia 75 Goodwood
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 21 May, 2011, 07:39:08 PM
Two more photos


Title: Re: Aprilia 75 Goodwood
Post by: apriliadriver on 22 May, 2011, 11:26:01 AM
What a fantastic turnout and a joy to see so many Aprilias in one place  -  must be just about every driveable car south of Carlisle (David Wheeler being the longest traveller, I believe).

As usual with trackdays, there were quite a few non-LMC spectators turning up to see what was going on and I heard many admiring comments about our cars.

I hope the track-day participants, well-organised by Brian Mills, had as good a day on the track as we did.

Nick


Title: Re: Aprilia 75 Goodwood
Post by: Neil on 23 May, 2011, 11:10:07 AM
Some more photos, a very impressive turnout, well done to all involved.


Title: Re: Aprilia 75 Goodwood
Post by: bruciebonuz on 23 May, 2011, 03:27:08 PM
I am pretty smitten with the Aprilia after Saturday.

This one is screaming "save me!"

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C163561

(Note to self: must not look at cheap flights to Prague on easyjet.com)


Title: Re: Aprilia 75 Goodwood
Post by: Neil on 23 May, 2011, 03:55:01 PM
Jonathan, it would look great with your HF...


Title: Re: Aprilia 75 Goodwood
Post by: bruciebonuz on 23 May, 2011, 04:05:02 PM
It would indeed....but my head looks good on my shoulders (at least I think so) and I reckon my missus may well offer to show me what it looks like under my arm if I went ahead and bought it!


Title: Re: Aprilia 75 Goodwood
Post by: sparehead3 on 23 May, 2011, 07:50:14 PM
Just a thought , maybe for the committee (?) but seeing how ever year there is an anniversary then would it be possible to do a parade every year at Goodwood for that particular model or models ?


Title: Re: Aprilia 75 Goodwood
Post by: ColinMarr on 23 May, 2011, 08:01:24 PM
Yes, I agree with everyone! It was a great day and deserves a huge tribute to Ben Courage for arranging all the Aprilias, each of which deserves a write-up on its own, and to Brain Mills and others for the track-day.

I enjoyed talking with old friends and looking at cars other than my own. If only to reassure David Laver that Aprilias and colour photos are not alien to me, here is a photo of the ex-Rodney Wilkinson Aprilia looking like itís being enjoyed by Les Sheldon, its current owner.

Colin


Title: Re: Aprilia 75 Goodwood
Post by: sparehead3 on 23 May, 2011, 08:08:37 PM
Well if you refresh your browsers then I've redone the banner with a suitable picture :)


Title: Re: Aprilia 75 Goodwood
Post by: Chris Hopkins on 23 May, 2011, 09:05:31 PM
Great banner Steve, very topical.


Title: Re: Aprilia 75 Goodwood
Post by: thecolonel on 23 May, 2011, 09:26:11 PM
I've watched it for ten minutes and the headlights don't flash.

was great to see them all on the parade lap


Title: Re: Aprilia 75 Goodwood
Post by: sparehead3 on 24 May, 2011, 06:58:57 AM
Thank Tony for the picture :o)


Title: Re: Aprilia 75 Goodwood
Post by: davidwheeler on 26 May, 2011, 04:56:52 PM
Yes, very good day, many thanks Ben.  Italian car day at Beaulieu the day after was good too.
I hate to brag (liar) but the Aprilia sailed down the motorway from Carlisle to Ben's at 70mph on Friday, similar speed to Goodwood and the same all the way home.  Only problems, slight misfire on the way down, cleared by opening the radiator shutters (bit of fuel vaporization) and loss of brakes - but only 50 miles from Ben so we continued on the handbrake and repaired the cracked brake line there.
Had a scary time on the way back when we hit a cloudburst just north of Birmingham on a four lane bit.  Could not see a damned thing, lorries to the left and right of us, just kept between the white lines at undiminished speed until we got out of it (well driven, Jude).
What splendid little cars they are!